Megan Alecia

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  1. Alive: Chaos The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker Escapism by Yi-fu Tuan Impermanence Tao-te Ching Suffering Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Ethics by Baruch Spinoza The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Zarathustra Consciousness Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant Human behavior The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley Without Conscience by Robert D. Hare Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited by Sam Vaknin The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious by Carl Jung Human condition The Upanishads The Secrets Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects by Alexandra David-Neel and Lama Yongden Maxims and Reflection by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Red Book by Carl Jung Mastery by Robert Greene Watchmen by Alan Moore Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan Meaning of life Morality Art Hitler^ Music --
  2. Consciousness and Nothingness "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." Genesis 1:3
  3. Here, There, And Everywhere: Life is suffering. Suffering caused by change and chaos. The majority of people find change unsettling. Jeremiah 13:23 "Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil." Love is omnipresent. We think God is our instinct. Instinct is the total cause of suffering in this world, because otherwise suffering would be nonsensical, because chaos and change are the natural states of the universe, and the word "adaptation" exists. So like, suffering is the way it is. This is why instinct is a distortion of consciousness, because it predisposes us to find a way to adapt to nature, being our "animal soul", yet at the same time convinces us that our instinct is the ideal way to live/everyone should be like us/instinct is 'God'. It's so complex but this is my inkling of what instinct is so far, and why it is crucial to whatever way we feel about our lives. Probably gonna delete this soon. I think it's so messy and jumbled. Understanding... this is one thing that we shouldnt mess up. This is why faux understanding is so appalling. Understanding is about our minds. And mind is the most precious thing we have. It truly is, no other way to put it.
  4. Human behavior for dummies
  5. Life is all that there is Story of my life The storm aka life. Chaos, change, suffering. Consciousness and nothingness. Duality and nonduality, and so on and so forth.
  6. I think I'm gonna kill myself today.
  7. NPD is a personality disorder, literally. Then there's healthy narcissism and the more a*shole-ish type. But they're different from npd.
  8. No thanks, it will be abused by charming psychopaths and suggestible people alike. Ha
  9. @Corpus if your mind doesn't exist, how are you able to write that statement then?
  10. This is true but maybe it's just a way to get along. If you can make people feel good, the possibilities for you are endless.
  11. @Username you can't prove that.
  12. Only when the psych drugs start kicking in.
  13. We don't create our own reality, but our interpretation of it. Yours happened to be negative, hence your negative feelings. So yeah.
  14. Check out his video on free will VS determinism I think it will answer most questions you have.
  15. Knowledge: "States will never be happy until rulers become philosophers or philosophers become rulers." — Plato "You need to learn to think. Because thinking makes you act effectively in the world." — Jordan B Peterson > Socionics "Socionics is a theory of information processing and personality type, distinguished by its information model of the psyche, called Model A, and a model of interpersonal relations. It incorporates Carl Jung's work on Psychological Types with Antoni Kępiński's theory of information metabolism. Socionics is a modification of Jung's personality type theory that uses eight psychic functions. These functions process information at varying levels of competency and interact with the corresponding function in other individuals, giving rise to predictable reactions and impressions—a theory of intertype relations. Socionics was developed in the 1970s and '80s, primarily by the Lithuanian researcher Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, an economist, sociologist, and dean of the Vilnius Pedagogical University's department of family science. A. Augustinavičiūtė has later shortened her last name from "Augustinavichiute" to "Augusta" to make it easier to spell for foreigners. The name "socionics" is derived from the word "society", because A. Augusta believed that each personality type has a distinct purpose in society, which can be described and explained by socionics. Augusta created symbols to represent the functions described by Carl Jung and — together with a circle of fellow researchers/hobbyists — eventually created what is known as the "socionic model of the psyche" — a description of the psyche where each of the 8 information elements has its place in each person's psyche. The central idea of socionics is that information is intuitively divisible into eight categories, called information aspects or information elements, which a person's psyche processes using eight psychological functions. Each sociotype has a different correspondence between functions and information elements, which results in different ways of perceiving, processing, and producing information. This in turn results in distinct thinking patterns, values, and responses to arguments, all of which are encompassed within socionic type. Socionics' theory of intertype relations is based on the interaction of these functions between types." ( Semantics and Vocabulary of Information Elements Conflicting ways of assigning meaning -- > Psychoanalysis "Psychoanalysis, method of treating mental disorders, shaped by psychoanalytic theory, which emphasizes unconscious mental processes and is sometimes described as “depth psychology.” The psychoanalytic movement originated in the clinical observations and formulations of Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, who coined the term psychoanalysis. During the 1890s, Freud worked with Austrian physician and physiologist Josef Breuer in studies of neurotic patients under hypnosis. Freud and Breuer observed that, when the sources of patients’ ideas and impulses were brought into consciousness during the hypnotic state, the patients showed improvement." (Britannica) Id The unconscious The human psyche according to Freud Personal unconscious The Jungian shadow archetype -- > Instinctual Variants "Instinct is the central motivation of the whole psyche. Type is a strategy for meeting the needs of the instinct." (Enneagram Institute forums) Instinctual Variants The Spiritual Instincts Instinct Stackings Scrapheap
  16. In conspiracy theories anyone can say anything. We need facts to keep a conversation informed.
  17. One day it will please us to remember even this: Information Element Semantics by L. Kochubeeva, V. Mironov, M. Stoyalova (Socionics) Lenore Thomson's Descriptions of Cognitive Functions (MBTI) Instinctual Variants by David Gray (Instincts) The Spiritual Instincts - notes from a workshop by John Luckovich (Instincts) Instinct Stackings Scrapheap: Collection of Notes (Instincts)
  18. So Many Books, So Little Time: Encyclopedia Britannica The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003 Cosmos by Carl Sagan The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan Peterson Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited by Sam Vaknin Self-Observation by Red Hawk The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene Mastery by Robert Greene Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio Meditations by Marcus Aurelius History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Thomas Gibbon Ethics by Baruch Spinoza Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant Phenomenology of Spirit by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche The Diaries of Anaïs Nin by Anaïs Nin Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq by Kanan Makiya The Devil's Butcher Shop: The New Mexico Prison Uprising by Roger Morris The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace The Stand by Stephen King The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky How Music Works by David Byrne The Upanishads Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Escapism by Yi-Fu Tuan Scale by Geoffrey West
  19. Everything sucks - like Zizek said this is what makes philosophy necesary/why it exists. You ever see an ambulance down the street and wonder why life is this way. Suffering - you don't even have to choose it. Life is by default a burden. Where is hope to be found, if such thing exists? Perhaps in actually doing things, like our nomadic ancestors did. I mean, it's reasonable. Instinct is "used to obscure deficiency of the ego" everyday. I don't wanna make a grandiose claim that says "instinct keeps our species alive" because I don't know if it's related to survival at all. Mystical oneness of things - David Foster Wallace says that the mind, the way we perceive reality is the real value of education. And so... here's where psychoanalytic theory enters? What are you like? What do you desire? What aren't you getting sufficiently in your current life? "We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe." — The Upanishads This is the meaning of life. Mind. Reality. Mind. Reality. Are we the universe? Just how intertwined are "our minds" and reality? This is the only thing that kind of paves the way for the "mystical oneness of things", as David Foster Wallace put it... The point of life is about mind and perception in the goings on, in the mundane everyday, in the way you'd react to the ambulance down the street. Life is what it is, and you know what? Your state of mind right now, this is as good as it gets.
  20. Looking to find new people. I should use reddit Used to talk to people a lot I mean, even just outdoors. Not even on the internet Before the virus of course. I miss that. Hoping for this time to be over. But even that creates uncertainty - what will happen to me? Would my dog get to live long? But yeah... I have no idea about the future, yet none of us do. Trying not to be cynical. I used to talk to people. I mean, I want to meet someone who'd I really mesh well with. Certain ones I used to meet were actually really smart - like aspiring writers and music nerds asking for my spotify account. They weren't the typical chat partner but there sure used to be some of them. Hoping to find this type of people again.
  21. He leads with Ti. Chomsky is a concrete guy. He doesn't like continental philosophy, as he said on the video you posted. Ni is all about the abstract. The meaning behind phenomena--what makes an apple fall from a tree? Hmm, must be gravity. What could be done with this and that, assuming that this and that are finite forms, and could always be improved upon/at least hiding unknown things behind it? Chomsky doesn't talk about these things, I mean he never had any Ni insights about 9/11 or Obama's presidency or even the Trump presidency. He's all about the concrete facts, the structure of things and truth as it correlates to what people do in positions of power (Ti+Ne).